Hello friends. I’m very pleased to announce the wheels are turning on record number 4. It will be called Dreamweaver and will be filled with honest, soft and melodic offerings. The material will be written by yours truly with the assistance of my new friend Boo Hewerdine. An old friend, Mattie Foulds will produce and engineer at Castlesound studios. All of these factors, combined, lead me to believe this album will be a personal favourite for me, and hopefully you too.
Obviously these are strange, groundless times for all of us. At this exact moment I have a kickstarter campaign active. Whilst I have been fortunate enough to finance my recording up until this point, I was dependent on tours which no longer exist to pay the studio and musicians involved in Dreamweaver. This kickstarter campaign is how we can make this album in this current reality. I have various things I can offer as part of the campaign that include;
Livestream performance***Previously unreleased material***Previews of Dreamweaver***House Concerts***One on One songwriting sessions***Handwritten Lyrics***
If any of these interest you, please consider checking out the kickstarter page and contributing to the journey of this gentle boat on the rocky sea.
Would you like something to look forward to this dark and cruel January?
Would you like to be one of the 100 that will be witness to the birth of my 4th solo record, Dreamweaver, ahead of it’s release in May this year?
With news of the latest lockdown, I shut myself away with some beautiful microphones and cameras and I’ve created an hour long film which contains solo acoustic performances of all of the songs from my new and unreleased solo record Dreamweaver, plus the stories behind each of the 11 songs on the album.
The film will air on the 28th of January @ 8pm and will be available for re-watch a week after the event for those of you otherwise disposed.
Dreamweaver was co-written with the legendary Boo Hewerdine and contains what I believe to be some of the best work I’ve done in my 10 years as a singer-songwriter. Very excited to share it with you.
“Written in lockdown 1.0 with my dear friend Boo Hewerdine is the most personal and honest of my work to date.
With the external world’s disappearance, I found myself called to my past for inspiration. Dreamweaver is a softly spoken collections of musings on childhood. A meditation on parenthood viewed from both perspectives.
It’s my absolute honour to be a songwriter. It’s an absolute honour for my music to be received so warmly by so many. Its an honour to tap into my humanity in order to help others tap into theirs.
I appreciate all of you that value the art I create highly enough to support me bringing it to you. This is something I never take for granted. This album wouldn’t have been possible without the support of each and every one of you and I am heartened by its journey.
***The film screening of Dreamweaver ( all songs and stories behind) will air on the 28th of January @ 8pm and will be available for re-watch a week after the event for those of you otherwise disposed***
I find myself feeling disappointed and sad for all my friends in the arts, hospitality and retail after the news this week. Countless musicians I know are finding work elsewhere. All of us are facing disappointment and uncertainty around our work and social lives. It is, for many, a strange and confusing time.
Perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel, but some days you need to accept the fact you are in a tunnel.
Nevertheless…I have crafted a film for your enjoyment. It’s not the same as watching me in a quiet hall with a warm tennents in a plastic cup, but it’s hopefully something to remind you of what lies the other side.
SONGS I WISH I’D WRITTEN is a film screening that will contain me performing the works of;
BOB DYLAN GILLIAN WELCH BILL WITHERS TOM WAITS TOM PETTY…….and others.
SONGS I WISH I’D WRITTEN will air this Tuesday 23rd December at 8pm BST.
***The film will be available to replay for a week after the event***
It has been a real pleasure putting this together for you and I’m very much looking forward to sharing it with you this Tuesday.
SONGS I WISH I’D WRITTEN is an exclusive, one off film screening that will contain me perorming the works of;
GILLIAN WELCH BILL WITHERS
TOM PETTY…….and others
SONGS I WISH I’D WRITTEN will air on 23rd December at 8pm BST.
***The film will be available to replay for a week after the event***
TIckets are £9.
This is some of the best work I’ve done and I can’t wait to share it with you. If you are interested, pleaseplease get your tickets now because there is a limited amount and they will for sure run out.
I’ll be performing a solo acoustic livestream on the 15th of December in this good year of 2020. I’m taking requests via Facebook messenger. If there is anything you’d like to hear please do drop me a message and I’ll do my best to get it into the setlist.
Many thanks for your continued support and presence in this strange time. I’m so looking forward to seeing you all out there in the real world. Whilst I understand, to some degree, mistrust in large medical drug corporations I will happily take a vaccine needle to the eye for a chance at singing in a room where people can stand arm in arm and drink beer and listen to music once again.
Not too long now friends, keep the chin up.
Love, Adam x
P.s. Tickets are somewhat limited so don’t hang about!
…..10 years ago, I retrained from my job as a labourer on a building site and converted into the much more sensible and stable occupation of song creation. In my 10 years as a professional musician, I have experienced many ups and downs. I can recall drinking whisky with KT Tunstall after a gig in Stornaway and the following night busking on middle meadow walk in the rain to raise funds for a pint of Guinness, the price of admission to sandy bells and more musical delight. I have, since becoming professional, lost a father, 2 close friends, moved house 10 times, become a father, separated from significant relationships and built beautiful new ones…..I have, in all of these encounters and experiences, had music as a dear and close companion. At this point in time she is not there in a tangible way…….
Trad music lives in our bars and our living-rooms. In a wider sense music lives in our venues and clubs. I understand we are in a temporary and necessary process. And I understand that for most 2020 is the year of disappointment. For a million different reasons. I am not suggesting musicians and artists and practitioners are suffering worse than others. AND today I cannot hep but find myself disappointed by the single mindedness of the suffocation of the arts.
It seems curious that we can manage, in the course of a year of this pandemic to;
have cinema screenings
have pubs open
have restaurants open
open the universities (build NEW social spaces for students)
have FOOTBALL GAMES!
encourage spending to bolster the economy
no fiddles, no guitars, no singing, no rapping.No songs, no tunes, no notes, no words. Empty concert halls and venues.
The government referring to musicians as unviable is like breaking a horses leg and then commenting that it isn’t capable of racing.
My commitment to you is to keep showing up and creating and sharing content. To do my best to create connections in this time of great artistic disconnect.
Join me here if you haven’t already. It would be my honour to sing for you.
Are you missing live music as much as me? Would you like something to look forward to this November?
For the last month I’ve been locked away (growing a beard) creating a cinematic and sonically soothing collection of 4 short films. I’m really excited to bring you a 4 week celebration of my 4 albums running through November.
HEIRS AND GRACES 6th
BRIGHTER STILL 13th
MIDNIGHT MILK 20th
These films will consist of the stories behind the recording and songwriting processes and 4 solo acoustic performances of songs from the album.
It is my belief that music and content are more important now than ever before, and it’s been my pleasure to put these short films together for you. It’s my sincere hope that they provide you with comfort and hope in some small way.
Sign up below to join me for this celebration. Because there is more to living than surviving!
I am delighted to let you know we are at 80% of the Kickstarter target for my new solo record Dreamweaver. With 16 days left I am confident we can make it the rest of the way and work on Dreamweaver can commence. To everyone who has selected a reward and supported this journey so far, THANK YOU. Each and every contribution, large and small will become the sinew and the tissue of this recording and campaign.
It has been my pleasure to connect with so many of you throughout this process. The beautiful thing about being an independent artist is the ability to break down the middle man barrier of the industry and directly interface with the people who appreciate your musical voice and perspective. It has felt very natural and human to offer my services and to speak with you all. On a personal level, managing the campaign of the Kickstarter and pre-production of Dreamweaver has increased my capacity to manage things which come less naturally to me than writing songs. It’s been transformative to let go of stories around what I “can’t do”. A sort of spiritual journey (fucking hell I always make everything so dramatic). But really, this is what I’m thanking you for as well as your parting with your hard-furloughed pennies.
Your support is a wonderful thing and I’m excited to return it musically.
If you haven’t yet checked out what’s on offer in the rewards section of this page, please consider doing so by clicking the K in the top left corner of this video.
Adam and the band’s annual Traverse Theatre gig will be on Monday the 3rd of February where they will be joined by Buoy Gull (Mairearad Green and Kenny Anderson), so if you missed the joint sold out gig at the Rose Street Theatre back in November, or indeed you were there and want to see it all again, then get your tickets here
Also out today is a new video of Adam solo singing the beautiful song he wrote with Heidi Talbot, Can’t Feel The Love Tonight, and you can watch it on YouTube here